Washington – Green Plate Special hiring Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Seattle, Washington

Marketing and Communications

Position Posting

Job Title:              Marketing and Communications Coordinator

FLSA Status:        Exempt
Reports to:          Executive Director

Salary Range:     $40,000-$42,000

Green Plate Special (GPS) is a rapidly growing organization that is ready to expand its operations with a full-time marketing and communications professional. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious early- to mid-career professional to join a fast-paced team committed to helping youth experience food in new ways through gardening, cooking, and eating together. Based at GPS’s 30,000 square foot garden and teaching kitchen in the Rainier Valley neighborhood, you’ll join a small team with big ambitions and bigger visions!

Mission and Programs

To empower and inspire youth to experience food in new ways through gardening, cooking and eating together. GPS works with youth ages 9-14 to foster interest and passion in food growing, cooking and healthy eating. The youth, families, and program partners we serve come from very diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

Position Summary

We are looking for a strong team member as our Marketing and Communications Coordinator who will creatively communicate the story and mission of GPS through visual and written communications and design. You will promote our visibility through all media forms as well as develop and instigate a marketing strategy in close partnership with the Executive Director (ED). This position requires someone who is excellent at planning, developing and can implement all current and new GPS marketing and communication tools (website and design tools such as Adobe Suite). Our collaborative, supportive, and energetic work environment requires someone who enjoys physical activity as well as time at the desk. We require all employees to participate in all aspects of the organization in order to genuinely position and represent GPS in the community.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Creates content and messaging for all social media (Facebook, Instagram, website, blog posting, newsletters)
  • Produces compelling written and visual content and communications, such as year-end appeal, letters of thanks, newsletters, fact sheets, and promotional materials
  • Takes the lead in visual design and as the program photographer
  • Serves as the lead event planner and executes these events, including GPS primary yearly fundraiser
  • Sits on the External Affairs committee as the Committee Lead
  • Manages the organization’s photo library
  • Supports the Operations Coordinator on direct mailings, list preparation and production, and fulfillment mailings.
  • Represent GPS at community events, provides tours of the garden/kitchen, and proactively cultivates community opportunities and relationships
  • As part of a small team, there will be plenty of exciting “other duties” as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Visual Arts, and/or Journalism will help you receive a first interview
  • 2 years minimum in marketing and communications, either paid or volunteer
  • This is an entry to mid-level position but tenacity, a quick mind, and ability to dig-deep and learn through active research is necessary
  • A demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to apply racial, gender and economic lenses to all marketing and communication language and strategy
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, design software (Adobe Suite), fundraiser systems and databases such as Salesforce.
  • Knowledgeable and skilled in Excel and Power Point
  • Must have experience with web content management systems and basic HTML

Background and Skills

  • Excellent oral, written, and listening skills.
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Creative, solutions-oriented and visual thinker
  • Solid time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; willing to take initiative on new projects
  • Willingness to learn and grow into this position
  • Thrives in a fast-paced nonprofit environment with a strong commitment to mission fulfillment
  • Interest in learning funding and development strategies –highly valued
  • Interest in food growing and cooking –highly valued

Other Requirements

  • Must pass a Washington State and national criminal history check
  • Must obtain a Washington State Food Handler’s card within 30 days following employment
  • A car is required for this position

Benefits

  • Continued learning and professional development opportunities in marketing and communications
  • A monthly benefit stipend provided to all employees. Paid sick leave, holidays and vacation pay

 

Employment Policy

Green Plate Special is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Green Plate Special does not and will not discriminate based on race, sex, socio-economic status, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, ancestry, ethnicity, marital status, religion, differences in ability, or military status in personnel operations. This includes hiring and firing of staff, recruitment and acceptance of board members, volunteers, or recruitment and acceptance of students. We are committed to creating a progressive, diverse, and inclusive environment for our staff, board members, volunteers, students, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

We strongly encourage people of color to apply.

To Apply

Email ONLY:        jobs@greenplatespecial.org

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • 3 professional or education-based references

 

 

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Washington – Hope Mountain Farm hiring Farming and Horticulture Interns

Leavenworth, Washington

Farming and Horticulture Internship 2018

Description

Hope Mountain Farm, an innovative, sustainable family farm, is looking for interns to join our creative team of farmers working to develop systems and analysis for successful farming in the Upper Valley of North Central Washington. Our mission is to connect our local community with healthy, organic choices, while educating them about how and why local, sustainable farming matters. In addition we are working to be an example to other farms in the area for developing profitable systems. Our farmers are hard-working, smart, goal-oriented and energetic, and we are looking for interns to train and participate in every level of system design. Interns should expect to learn all facets of farming, horticulture and marketing, and will leave this position with invaluable skills and industry knowledge. Our curriculum will teach you organic berry production, vegetable growing, microgreens, irrigation, high tunnel growing, and beekeeping.  Not only will this internship program be a great addition to your resume, but we are located in a beautiful area, surrounded by a wealth of recreational opportunities, including hiking, fishing, rock climbing, and biking.

Responsibilities

  • Improve productivity through efficient approaches to planting, maintenance and harvesting of all food crops, including berries and vegetables
  • Study and improve plant health, while tracking emerging pest or disease problems
  • Cost analysis of specific crop varieties to determine which varieties are most successful with customers, and which are most suitable for our unique microclimates
  • Optimize assembly flow and process to minimize hours needed to complete all important tasks, allowing for more free time
  • Quality control, especially for post-harvest food processing to provide the very best produce for our customers and community
  • Creative approaches to social media marketing to promote a local culture that supports sustainable family farming

Requirements

Applicants should have a passion for sustainable farming and food security. Applicants should have an energetic, positive, can-do attitude that is adaptive and flexible for learning new ideas and novel approaches to work methods. Excellent communication skills, emotional intelligence, and a solid work ethic, including the ability to work independently—are a must. Unique talents including photography or hobbies are welcomed and encouraged if they can benefit our farming operation.

Other

Summer internships begin as early as April, and run through October, with expected hours averaging 40 hours per week.  We offer paid room and board, and meals, for our interns through a partnership with the Grunewald Guild, a retreat center within walking distance.  A stipend of up to $500 is offered upon successful completion of the program. There is no smoking on the farm.  Applicants must have reliable transportation and be willing to work a flexible schedule based on the needs of the farm. We highly encourage interns to make best use of their down time through relaxing on days off and exploring the beautiful landscape we are surrounded by.

Majors

Agricultural Education, Agricultural Food Business and Economics, Agricultural Systems, Climate Science, Crop Science, Horticulture Science, Organic Agriculture Systems, Soil Science, Sustainable Land Management

info@hopemountainfarm.com | www.hopemountainfarm.com

Washington – Center for Natural Lands Management hiring Native Seed Farm Specialist

Tenino, Washington

Native Seed Farm Specialist

Center for Natural Lands Management

For immediate hire! 

BACKGROUND

The Center for Natural Lands Management (CNLM) is a nonprofit 501(3)(c) organization, created in 1990, whose mission is the perpetual stewardship of natural and created conservation lands, sensitive species, and their resident ecosystems. Stewardship activities are currently divided between California and Washington. In the State of Washington, CNLM’s South Puget Sound Program focuses on conservation of one of the rarest ecosystems in the United States, the prairie and oak woodlands of Cascadia, especially those lands and habitats within the South Sound Region. In that Region, the Program aims to protect, restore habitats, and support recovery of rare species that are candidates for federal listing.

CNLM’s Seed Production/Nursery team produces native seed with the goal of filling the seed needs of our restoration partners throughout Washington and Oregon.  We produce seed of over 100 native plant species (including rare and endangered species) on 4 production sites, totaling 20 acres.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Native Seed Farm Specialist (Plant Production Specialist) will have the opportunity to contribute significantly to an exciting and unique agricultural system that has grown significantly over the past few years.  This farming system is unique: we are largely a perennial operation with 12 month farming and crops that last from 3-10 years; we are highly concerned with genetic diversity and limiting any kind of agricultural selection; we work with crops that are not adapted to agriculture and do not have protocols or tools developed for the.  We are looking for candidates with the creativity and desire to push the envelope and innovate new production system.  While we are not an organic operation we highly value the progressive techniques being developed in diversified organic row cropping.  Specifically, we seek an individual with several seasons in a leadership position on a farm with demonstrated field management skills including expertise in IPM, crop rotation, soil management and fertility.  We have a diverse crew with several socially oriented programs that include inmates, veterans, students and social service recipients.  Positivity, friendly demeanor and inclusiveness are essential.  Position is full time, permanent with full benefits.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Lead daily activities at assigned farm sites including production, facility maintenance and staff coordination

  • Establish, maintain, and harvest native seed fields
  • Coordinate scheduling of nursery staff, interns and volunteers
  • Clean and process wild-collected and field-raised native plant seed
  • Document daily activities including precise tracking of seed lots and farm labor
  • Assist with development and improvement of farming methods and seed production techniques • Work collaboratively with resource agencies, consultants, and other conservation organizations • Assist with the collection of native seed in the wild
  • Seed and maintain native plant plugs in the greenhouse
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor of Science (or Arts) degree in Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, Wildlife Ecology, Botany, Conservation Biology, or related field, or compelling evidence of equivalent experience and self education
  • Substantial farming experience in a diversified crop setting. Experience with seed production a plus.
  • Strong knowledge of agroecology and plant reproductive biology
  • Excellent social and leadership skills with demonstrated effectiveness in creating and sustaining professional efforts.
  • Proven self-starter, able to work efficiently and effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Able to structure time effectively and meet deadlines. Documents and meet personal and professional goals
  • Detail-oriented with impeccable record keeping skills
  • Effective and professional communication skills, both written and oral; able to prepare succinct and cogent reports and plans
  • Proficient with MS office suite including Access.
  • Possession and maintenance of a valid Washington driver’s license and safe driving record
  • Ability and willingness to obtain a Washington Pesticide Applicators license, become certified in First Aid and CPR and follow Washington Department of Corrections Inmate Interaction Guidelines
  • Familiarity or interest in native Washington plant species
  • Comfortable operating power equipment and driving large vehicles including trucks and tractors

EMPLOYMENT DETAILS

  • Position to begin immediately.
  • Season duration: Year-round, Permanent
  • Working Hours: This is an hourly position, generally Monday-Friday from 8-4:30.  No more than 40 hours/week.
  • Compensation: $16.50-$20.26 DOE plus benefits.  Benefits include medical/dental/vision insurance; paid holidays; vacation and sick time accrual.

TO APPLY

Hiring immediately.  Applications accepted until position is filled.  For official position description and questions contact Sierra Smith, Program Manager, careers-nursery@cnlm.org

Washington – Green Plate Special hiring Assistant Program Instructor

Seattle, Washington

DESCRIPTION

In this stipend-paid, active summer internship you will dive head first into the world of youth food and environmental education. As a Green Plate Special Assistant Program Instructor you will gain hands-on experience and guidance in facilitating youth-driven activities. You will support youth to garden and cook food that is good for their health, their confidence, and our planet. An internship with Green Plate Special is an excellent opportunity to assume a strong leadership position and build skills in communication, teaching, and organization. Our Assistant Program Instructor will lead small groups of 4th-8th grade youth not only in gardening and cooking, but also in art projects and team-building under the leadership of the Green Plate Special Education Director and GPS staff.

Time Commitment: 40-52 hours per week

Dates:  

Training:                             June 18-22, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Internship Starts:             Monday June 25
Internship Ends:               Friday August 31
General Schedule:           Monday-Friday 8:00 – 6:00*

*7 weeks of camp and 3 non-camp weeks, providing time for planning and personal time-away for rejuvenation

Compensation: $3,000 stipend, as well as school credit or service learning credit, if your institution offers it. Breakfast, lunch, snack are provided, as well as treats from the garden and leftovers to take home throughout the summer! Each intern will be given 1 week off during one of the free (non-camp) weeks during the summer.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead youth age 9-14 through portions of gardening, cooking, and creative art curriculum with the guidance of Green Plate Special staff
  • Contribute creative lesson and activity ideas for garden and culinary curriculum as requested
  • Ensure proper setup and take down of equipment for garden and cooking activities
  • General garden and kitchen maintenance throughout the week (we have a flock of chickens as well)
  • Other duties as assigned

Desired Qualifications:

  • College (rising-sophomore through senior) or graduate student
  • Experience or study in: K-12 education, environmental studies, food justice and nutrition. Organic gardening and/or cooking experience a plus.
  • Strong leadership skills; ability to lead and engage 4th-8th grade youth through hands-on learning activities
  • Ability to implement and lead a lesson plan
  • Desire to take initiative and ability to identify and act when more support is needed in a group working environment
  • Enjoys collaborating with a small team in an outdoor setting and engaging in physical activity
  • Excellent communication skills, highly organized and punctual
  • Previous experience with 4th-8th grade youth a plus

Application Deadline: Accepting applications now until positions are filled

Please submit a cover letter and resume with two references by e-mail to Maia Bernstein at: maiab@greenplatespecial.org

BENEFITS

An internship with Green Plate Special is an excellent opportunity to assume a strong leadership position and build skills in communication, teaching, and organization.

HOW TO APPLY

maiab@greenplatespecial.org

http://www.greenplatespecial.org

Please submit a cover letter and resume with two references by e-mail to Maia Bernstein at: maiab@greenplatespecial.org 

PAID

Yes

WAGE

$3,000 Stipend

HOURS PER WEEK

General Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 – 6:00 (7 weeks of camp and 3 non-camp weeks, providing time for planning and personal time-away for rejuvenation)

PUBLISHED:

03/19/2018

END DATE

08/31/2018

ADDRESS

2115 25th Ave South
Seattle
WA
98144
United States

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Washington – Good Cheer Food Bank hiring Garden Apprentice

Langley, Washington
Good Cheer Food Bank Garden Apprentice
Start Date: flexible, April or May 2018; June possible for the right candidate
Application Deadline: May 31, 2018
Compensation: $400 living stipend, a homestay at no additional cost, food from the gardens and food bank, and lunch every day. Workers compensation provided through WA State Farm Internship Project.
The Good Cheer Food Bank is seeking a second apprentice to round out our seasonal garden team! Apprentices are key players in our Fresh Food on the Table Program, which seeks to create a zero-waste food bank that champions fresh, local produce. They will assist the Garden Manager in managing 1.5 acres of mixed vegetable production and all farm and garden tasks including seed starting, greenhouse management, cultivating, weeding, harvesting, composting, and record keeping; and some non-profit management like volunteer coordination, outreach, fundraising, and aspects of event planning. The apprentices will also have the opportunity to assist the Produce Manager in the Food Bank during peak harvest season with processing excess produce (canning, freezing, drying etc.), sorting donations and keeping the store refrigerator stocked with local goods. Apprentices will also participate in volunteer work parties at partner sites: South Whidbey School Farms and South Whidbey Tilth.
Some farming or gardening experience appreciated, but enthusiasm for growing and sharing food is a must have. Candidates must also be hard working and practical; flexible and responsive to changing circumstances due to weather and unexpected events; willing to maintain high standards of communication, follow-through, and collaboration; have the self-motivation and integrity necessary to manage their time effectively; reliable with the ability to shift gears from farmer to non-profit employee. Ability to lift 50lbs.
Apprentice work an average 35 hours per week, seasonally variable. There will occasionally be weekend work watering starts, opening and closing hoop houses, assisting at special events, and gleaning produce from the Saturday farmers market. Responsibilities will be shared with other apprentices and with the Garden Manager.
Position end date is flexible, but no later than October 31, 2018
For more information visit https://goodcheergarden.wordpress.com/ and goodcheer.org
To apply email a cover letter, resume and 3 references to goodcheergarden@gmail.com

Washington – Good Cheer Food Bank hiring Gleaning Coordinator

Whidbey Island, Washington

Are you passionate about food justice, community outreach, and volunteer management? Want to make a difference serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA and increase the healthy food accessible to food insecure populations?

Serve with Rotary First Harvest’s Harvest Against Hunger (HAH) program to reduce food waste while alleviating hunger. Since 2009, HAH has placed over 115 AmeriCorps VISTA members with 45 host site organizations, to engage with over 25,000 volunteers, and recover over 5 million pounds of fresh healthy produce for families in need across the country.

Position Description

The Gleaning Program Coordinator at Good Cheer Food Bank will continue to develop volunteer recruitment and retention strategies, coordinate gleans, participate in asset mapping, and plan the long-term sustainability of the program. This AmeriCorps VISTA position will be part strategist and part storyteller, working to strengthen public recognition and support for food recovery efforts. The gleaning program coordinator will streamline systems to share excess food with hunger relief network partners, and support volunteer programs that divert food from the waste-stream by processing blemished or excess produce into value-added food products that can feed hungry families all year long.

See the full job description for more information.

Washington – Center for Natural Lands Management hiring Seed Farm Crew Member

Tenino, Washington

Seed Farm Crew Member

Center for Natural Lands Management

For immediate hire! 

BACKGROUND

The Center for Natural Lands Management (CNLM) is a nonprofit 501(3)(c) organization, created in 1990, whose mission is the perpetual stewardship of natural and created conservation lands, sensitive species, and their resident ecosystems. Stewardship activities are currently divided between California and Washington. In the State of Washington, CNLM’s South Puget Sound Program focuses on conservation of one of the rarest ecosystems in the United States, the prairie and oak woodlands of Cascadia, especially those lands and habitats within the South Sound Region. In that Region, the Program aims to protect, restore habitats, and support recovery of rare species that are candidates for federal listing.

CNLM’s Seed Production/Nursery team produces native seed with the goal of filling the seed needs of our restoration partners throughout Washington and Oregon.  We produce seed of over 100 native plant species (including rare and endangered species) on 4 production sites, totaling 20 acres.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Field Crew Member (Seed Production Technician) will have the opportunity to step into an exciting and unique agricultural system that has grown significantly over the past few years.   We are looking for candidates with a positive attitude who are motivated, communicative, and hardworking and ready to jump in.  Ideal candidates have experience in an agriculture, nursery, or conservation capacity.  This person will join a diverse crew in performing tasks which include, but are not limited to weeding, harvesting seed, transplanting.  Must be comfortable doing repetitive tasks over prolonged periods of time, adhering to proper tool use and body mechanics.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to do repetitive tasks over prolonged periods of time
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to ask for direction as needed
  • Comfortable working with minimal direct supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and willingness to work with a diverse group of people
  • Positive attitude in all types of weather
  • Sense of humor
  • Willingness to use herbicide as needed (minimally)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Farm experience and/or seed production experience
  • Experience operating tractors and/or other farm machinery
  • Interest in Washington native plant species

EMPLOYMENT DETAILS

  • Position to begin immediately.
  • Season duration: 6+ months
  • Working Hours: This is an hourly position, generally Monday-Friday from 8-4:30.  No more than 40 hours/week.
  • Compensation: $15 – 16.50 DOE plus benefits.  Benefits include medical/dental/vision insurance; paid holidays; vacation and sick time accrual.

TO APPLY

Hiring immediately.  Applications accepted until position is filled.  For official position description and questions contact Sierra Smith, Program Manager, ssmith@cnlm.org